Victoria County United Way Announces
Supplemental Funding Grant
Victoria, Texas (October 31, 2012) – The Victoria County United Way approved a $30,000 supplemental funding grant to provide sexual assault services to children and adults in Victoria County. Mid-Coast Family Services is the recipient of the grant and has stepped in to fill a void in services.
In making the announcement, United Way Board Chair, Russell Janecka commented, “We are pleased that our grant will allow the continuation of this important service and help close a gap in funding”. The United Way grant will be used to support the salary and benefits of one full time Crisis Counselor.
Jennifer Yancey, United Way Community Investment Chair, noted “the program is a critical component to the safety net of services we fund as a United Way. Sexual assault is a violent crime and to have a skilled Crisis Counselor available to help victims (adults and children), assist Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners at both Citizen’s and DeTar Medical Centers and support the work with law enforcement personnel and prosecutors is absolutely essential in helping victims with their emotional and psychological needs”.
Equally impressive is the willingness of Mid-Coast Family Services to leverage its internal and existing resources to make sure this program continues in our community.
In celebrating 65 years of caring, your United Way understands what it means to be a community… to help every individual to realize their potential, to help families to grow and prosper, to allow our seniors to live vibrant lives and to help individuals who are struggling to rebuild their lives. It speaks to the drive and determination of Victorians to care for one another, to solve our problems and to be remarkably generous with our time, talents and gifts.
Victoria County United Way creates opportunities for everyone to become involved by focusing on the building blocks of a good life: Education, helping individuals achieve their potential; Income, helping families become stable and independent; and Health, improving people’s health. We invite you to be a part of this change. United, we can inspire hope and create opportunities for a better tomorrow. Please contact Victoria County United Way at 361.578.3561 or visit online at www.unitedwayvictoria.org.